Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Is it normal for middle aged men to go nuts?


Hi, this is Sheela Shenoy here. I've had to take over the controls from Naren on account of his showing strong signs of having gone nuts.

Now, this is not in itself alarming. Goofiness comes to Naren naturally. A bit like golf to Tiger Woods, or Kung Fu to all 1.3 billion Chinese people. But this time, I wondered if it wasn't a bit over the usual form.

It began with the Mint newspaper. It carried an article (I've added a screen capture thing above, because I just figured out how it is done. Cool!) which said that the acreage under food was shrinking. I showed it to Naren, just as a sign of the times.

Me: Saw this article?

Naren: (Peering through the wrong part of his bifocals) Um... The print is a bit hazy

Me: Naren, the lower half. You are supposed to peer through the lower half when you want to read something. The upper half is for distances.

Naren: Oh yes, yes. When am I ever going to get used to this.... Oh, Acreage under Food Shrinks....

Me: (waiting for him to say something)

Naren: What in the world is a Food Shrink? And why would someone put acreage under them?

Me: Huh?

So you see, all is not well in our little homestead, brain cell wise.

Toodle-oo

From the desk of Mrs. S.

10 comments:

Vikrant said...

Ha Ha.... I'm loving this :)

Idling in Top Gear said...

Perhaps you should take Mr. Shenoy to a Food Shrink - who I assume is a shrink who works for food.

le embrouille blogueur said...

Brilliant .... this is a win win situation for all readers !!

maxdavinci said...

so what/who exactly is a food shrink n what do they do?

wait do they shrink food into lil cubes so that you wont feel guilty of eating large portions?

Ranju said...

LOL !!!
maybe it is normal for all men(age-no bar) to go nuts...
my not-so-middle-aged hubby acting all weird just because he's on a dessert-shrink diet....

or maybe ur hubby's brain cells over-heating trying to figure out if there is a connection b/w ponytail & chromosome?

rambodoc said...

Why aren't you on Twitter, my lady? You would be balm to the perpetrations of your balma!

Bhel Puri & Seekh Kabab said...

Yo Naren, if you don't come back soon, I am going to call the witch-doctor and claim that your blog's possessed.

K.Ramachandran said...

Very humourous . Jolly good , what ?

Siddharth said...

Mrs. N,

Don't you now believe that our dear Naren was better off using wrong half of his new shiny glasses for reading and distances.

:)

- Sid

Pitu said...

I rly need to start reading The Mint. It sounds awesome.